cholestipol

cholestipol

Cardiology A bile acid sequestrant that ↑ conversion of cholesterol into bile acids, and stimulates the synthesis of LD receptors Pros ↓ CAD, safe Cons Expensive, inconvenient, GI side effects. See Cholesterol.
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Presently available treatment strategies for the management of hyperlipidemia include fibrates (clofibrate, fenfibrate), statin (atorvastatin, simovastatin) and bile sequestrants (choletiramine, cholestipol).
Although the biliar acid sequestrating resins (cholestyramine and cholestipol) are approved for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia in children [59], they increase the triglyceride level and interfere in the absorption of antiretroviral drugs.
These include the cholesterol-lowering medications cholestyramine and cholestipol, corn oil, and pectin.